Pomegranate on Main restaurant will mark its 15th anniversary Thanksgiving week by delivering PomToGo lunch to staff at 15 nonprofits dedicated to serving the community. The free lunch comes at the start of the busy “Giving Season” for many of these organizations.
“Since opening our restaurant the day before Thanksgiving in 2007, I have said Pomegranate on Main was my gift to the Greenville community that has given so much to me,” said owner Ali Saifi, an entrepreneur and first-generation immigrant from Iran. “What better way to celebrate than to feed the people at community organizations who help others all year long?”
Saifi said he and the restaurant’s staff will hand deliver the complimentary meals of Persian cuisine to hundreds of people who work hard to support Greenville residents. The nonprofit organizations were selected by the restaurant’s staff and long-time guests.
The 15 organizations being treated to PomToGo lunch are:
- Catholic Charities of South Carolina – Catholic Charities provides low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services to those who cannot afford a private attorney. The Greenville office helps foreign-born individuals and their families apply for immigration status in the United States. The organization’s website is charitiessc.org.
- Community Foundation of Greenville – The Foundation offers a tax-efficient and cost-effective means for individuals, businesses and charitable organizations to provide the financial resources essential to improving the lives of Greenville County residents. More information is available at cfgreenville.org.
- Fine Arts Center – South Carolina’s first fine arts high school provides pre-professional visual, performing and creative arts training to students in grades 9 to 12. Visit fineartscenter.net for more information.
- Greenville Humane Society – The Humane Society seeks to preserve the life and enhance the well-being of animals through a variety of preventative services and adoption programs. You can learn more at greenvillehumane.com.
- Jasmine Road — South Carolina’s first long-term residential program for adult female survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction provides safe housing, meaningful employment and a wealth of community support. Learn more at jasmineroad.org.
- Make-A-Wish South Carolina – Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The chapter’s quest is to bring every eligible child’s wish to life as an integral part of the child’s treatment journey. For information and to get involved, visit wish.org/sc.
- Meals on Wheels of Greenville – MOW enhances the quality of life for nearly 1,500 homebound individuals by hand delivering hot meals every weekday on more than 130 routes in Greenville County. To learn how to help, visit mealsonwheelsgreenville.org.
- Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) — A 49-year old arts service organization dedicated to the preservation and growth of the cultural arts in Greenville County. Visit them online at greenvillearts.com.
- The Meyer Center – The center provides academic programs, developmental education, occupational, physical, speech and music therapy, and guidance for children with disabilities – helping them reach their maximum potential. Learn more at meyercenter.org.
- Pride Link – A wellness center and community space that offers programs and services to address the health, social and access needs of LGBTQ+ people. Learn more at pridelink.org.
- Project Hope Foundation – PHF’s mission is to provide a lifespan of services to the autism community through programs that Help families, Open minds, Promote inclusion, and Expand potential. Visit their website at projecthopesc.org.
- Project Host — Project Host addresses the immediate issue of hunger through numerous free meal programs as well as the root causes of food insecurity through culinary school and student employment opportunities in its social enterprises. Learn more at projecthost.org.
- Service Dogs for Veterans – SD4V provides a unique program for Veterans to train their own service dog that positively impacts the quality of life for both Veterans and their dogs. More information is available at sd4v.org.
- Triune Mercy Center – A non-denominational church that ministers and shares the love of Christ by meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities for the disadvantaged. For more information, visit triunemercy.org.
- United Ministries – United Ministries serves and empowers people striving to achieve self-sufficiency through programs including crisis assistance, GED and skills training, and homeless services. Visit their website at united-ministries.org.
There are many more worthy organizations in the community, and Pomegranate on Main encourages those who can, to support their favorite service organization this holiday season.
Pomegranate on Main, located at 618 South Main Street in downtown Greenville, serves authentic Persian cuisine for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The restaurant offers a casual bistro-style setting with dining room, patio and sidewalk seating and full-service bar. Pick-up and delivery service is available at PomToGo.com. More information is available at pomegranateonmain.com and on social media @pomonmain.